How to Identify and Address Common Roofing Problems

At Ohio Roofing Services, we educate homeowners about common roofing problems like leaks, moss and mold growth, and ice damming, and provide guidance on when to call professionals for help. With our expertise and commitment, you can effectively protect your home, and our quick checklist for roof maintenance aids in spotting issues early.

How to Identify and Address Common Roofing Problems

Spotting the Unwanted: Leaks, Moss, and Mold

Ohio’s varying weather conditions can make your roof a prime candidate for certain common issues. Understanding these problems can help you address them effectively and in a timely manner, saving you money and stress.


The most common and troublesome roofing problem is a leak. Look for dark or damp spots on your ceiling or walls. You may also notice a musty smell. Leaks often occur near the chimney, around vents, or at points where two roof surfaces meet.

Moss and Mold

Our humid Ohio summers can create perfect conditions for moss and mold. Look for green patches on your roof, or dark streaks that can indicate airborne algae. Not only does this look unsightly, it can also lead to shingle damage over time.

Warding off Winter Woes: Ice Damming

Ohio winters can be harsh. One of the most damaging effects of our freezing temperatures is ice damming. When heat from your house melts snow on your roof, it can refreeze at the roof’s edge, creating an ice dam that prevents water from draining off your roof.

Signs of Ice Damming

Look out for large icicles hanging from your gutters, water stains on your ceiling, or walls beneath the roofline, and for ice build-ups at the roof’s edge. These are all signs of ice damming, and need to be addressed promptly to prevent water damage.

Taking Action: When to Call a Professional

While some minor issues can be resolved with a bit of DIY effort, others demand the skill of a professional. At Ohio Roofing Services, we’re always here to help when it’s time to call in the experts.

Professional Help for Leaks

If you can’t identify the source of a leak or if the leaking area is large or persistent, it’s time to call in a professional. We have the expertise to locate and repair leak sources promptly and effectively.

Removal of Moss and Mold

If moss and mold have taken hold, professional treatment can remove these issues without damaging your roof. We also provide preventative treatments to keep these problems from returning.

Ice Damming Solutions

Ice damming can be dangerous to address without professional training. Let our experienced team safely handle these icy intruders to prevent further damage.

Your Quick Checklist for Roof Maintenance

  • Regularly inspect your roof for signs of leaks, moss, or mold
  • Clean your gutters regularly to prevent water build-up
  • After a heavy snowfall, check for signs of ice damming
  • Reach out to Ohio Roofing Services for professional help when needed

Give Ohio Roofing Services a Call

At Ohio Roofing Services, we’re committed to helping you understand and care for your roof. Armed with knowledge and backed by professionals, you can protect your home from the top down. Contact us today for any roofing issues you might have.

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